Cara Phillips was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her interest in the beauty industry stems from her time spent as a child model for Ford Models and her years working as a make-up artist in luxury department stores.

Since graduating in 2007 her work has been published and exhibited internationally. Solo exhibitions include Robert Morat Gallery in Hamburg & Station Independent Projects in New York City. Her work is in several public & private collections and her first monograph, Singular Beauty, was released in 2012 by Fw:. It was short-listed for the 2012 Paris Photo Aperture Foundation First Book Award among other awards.

She is the co-founder of the online exhibition site Women in Photography and a member of the international photography group Piece of Cake. When not making art she spends her time as a creative director.

Cara lives and works in Brooklyn.

For print or exhibition inquires in the U.S.  ︎

In Europe contact:
Robert Morat Galerie

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